Sons of Italy donates to Valerie Fund

Sons of Italy President Joseph Jannarone Jr. with Bella Rocco

Parsippany’s Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 stepped up again to do its part to fight children’s cancers.

At a recent meeting, group President Joseph Jannarone Jr. made a donation of $1,000 to the Valerie Fund on behalf of Bella Rocco.

The fund was established in 1976 by Ed and Sue Goldstein in memory of their daughter Valerie after her battle with cancer.

Rocco, a 12-year-old is in seventh grade at Central Middle School  and two-time cancer survivor, is very healthly today. Her dad Ralph Rocco, a member of Sons of Italy, said her well-being—and that of the whole family’s—is due in part to the assistance of the Valerie Fund.